Father, we are so thankful for the Honourable Nahanni Fontaine. We pray that she would be strengthened and encouraged today. We pray that she as she carries this important role as Minister of Families, that you would guide her and give her wisdom on how to best fulfill her role. Protect her, and may she be built up as she works for all Manitobans. We thank you Lord, for her family as well, we pray that you would bless them and keep them. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Nahanni Fontaine is the Minister of Families, Minister responsible for Accessibility and Minister responsible for Gender Equity. She was first elected as the MLA for St. Johns in 2016. She is a member of the Sagkeeng Anishnaabe First Nation, holds a bachelor of arts in environmental studies and international development from the University of Winnipeg, as well as a master’s degree in native studies, women’s studies and critical theory from the University of Manitoba. Fontaine is globally recognized for her expertise in missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit individuals (MMIWG2S), Indigenous women’s rights, Indigenous-police relations, and gender equity. She served as the official opposition critic for justice, families, as well as spokesperson for MMIWG2S and veterans affairs, and was the second woman to ever hold the position of official opposition house leader.